The client was in the back passenger seat of a car that was involved in a head on collision, returning home from a fishing trip. They sustained fractures to their left hand and ankle, alongside a head injury with lacerations.
After undergoing a medical examination they required surgery involving screws to fix the ankle fracture and a cast placed over the fractured hand. The fractures took 12 months to heal but the head injury caused complications with memory loss. The accident also left them with an increased risk of epilepsy for a number of years.
The client was off work for 6 months, with a return to work requiring a slow, gradual process over a further 6 months. Our team advised the client on the right course of action and we were able to agree a £50,000 settlement fee before any court proceedings began.